2012-12-17 - What Would Zophar Say?
Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? (Job 11:7)
Talk, talk. That is all Job does. Isn't there a way to stop Job from talking? Isn't there some project at home or on the grounds, that he could do? Does Job actually think all this cruel complaining will prove him virtuous?
I stood idly by, as Job degraded God. Job thinks he is the ultimate victim. I would be careful, Job; remember God sees and knows everything.
No human wisdom can compare to the Lord's. As soon as Job confesses, darkness will be elevated. What is Job waiting for? Who does Job think he is? Is he qualified to judge God? I believe Job thinks so. I think Job should relinquish all his sins and turn to God. I realize his pal Eliphaz tried to tell Job the same sort of thing. Perhaps by having both of us utter the same words, they might sink in.
Job, imagine having hope again. People will come to you as someone who can assist them. Now you are too full of yourself, to be any help.
It is not easy for me to admit that I am wrong, but it seems I was about Job and the Lord. Eliphaz, another buddy, and I made amends with the Lord, and Job prayed for us. Since then, Job is a new man. His life, family, and wealth restored.
Lord, I'm glad that I know about You. May I never lose sight that You are the ruler and maker of the universe. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.